Pre-completion testing / sound insulation testing

We are routinely asked to carry out sound tests on party walls and party floors of new and converted houses and flats.  This is often referred to as Pre-completion Testing in relation to Approved Document E / Building Regulations compliance or otherwise as sound insulation testing.

AIRO is UKAS Accredited (No. 0483) – UKAS No. 0483 Schedule of Accreditation (opens in a new window) – to carry out sound insulation testing.

Tests are:

  • carried out in accordance with Approved Document E of the Building Regulations (and Standards BS EN ISO 140-4:1998, BS EN ISO 140-7:1998, BS EN ISO 717-1:1997 and BS EN ISO 717-2:1997)
  • for new or conversion houses and flats, schools and other educational buildings plus Candidate Robust Details
  • for commercial, healthcare and other buildings
  • carried out by experienced, fully trained staff
  • reported in a form suitable for onward submission

In the event that the tests show that the built constructions do not satisfy the performance requirements needed (Building Regulations or Employer’s Requirements etc.) our staff have the experience and technical knowledge to provide treatment specifications aimed at upgrading the sound insulation performance to the required level.